Willow Park Resource Centre

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Those based in the Clacton area may be interested to hear of a centre providing a range of activities for people with both learning and physical disabilities. The Willow Park Resource Centre, based in Weeley, houses a range of facilities that will ensure that all can enjoy a fun-filled learning experience. Amongst these facilities are […]

Chelmsford CVS E-Update #228 – Farm, Grants, Health, & Infrastructure

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Neighbourhood Allocation of Community Infrastructure Levy – Unparished Areas Chelmsford City Council collects a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) from new development in the City Council’s area to help pay towards the infrastructure needed to support growth. A portion of this money is spent directly in the area of the contributing development – this is known […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 9th May 2017

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Innovation in Walking and Cycling Competition – deadline to register 7th June Department for Transport will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. The competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations. It has 2 phases. Up […]

David’s Story: Five Years Later

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Back in 2012 we published an article about David Chennells. David had suffered a brain haemorrhage in 2007 and shared his story with one of our writers, Catherine Ridge. In 2017, 5 years later, Catherine caught up with David as he led a sponsored walk around his home town: Crowds gathered around Esquires Coffee House […]

Disabled Living’s May Newsletter 2017

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Disabled Living Supplier Directory To compliment the launch of the new Disabled Living websites, we have also redesigned the Disabled Living Supplier Directory. The Directory provides information about companies and organisations that provide equipment, products and services to support disabled children, adults and older people. Access to the supplier directory is via the Disabled Living […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending 5th May 2017

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Highlight of the Week Community Engagement Advisory Group Purpose – The Community Engagement Advisory Group (‘the advisory group’) supports the communications and engagement work undertaken by NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (‘the CCG’). Its key role is to advise on planned activities, help develop communications or engagement projects and ensure the CCG reflects its commitment […]

Disabled Flyers Still Short-changed By Airlines

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So – how easy is it for disabled flyers to – well, fly? It is an era when both carriers and airport authorities are disability aware, and there are international laws and regulations in force which govern air travel by disabled people. Yet evidence exists that disabled people still suffer disproportionate problems. Jenny Gumbrell, who […]

Grow Your Own Veg?

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Grow your own veg? As well as it being a wonderful way to eat healthy and keep active, you may also be able to help with some important new research being carried out by The University of Sheffield. The MYHarvest scheme plans to make a record of how much food is produced by green fingered […]